Dr. Ed Shoemaker, PhD Republican Party of Florida State Committeemen and State Committeewomen Caucus Chair

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Dr. Ed Shoemaker, PhD

Republican Party



State Committeemen


State Committeewomen

Caucus Chair

“As Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) State Committeeman, I have supported conservative candidates, trained volunteers, chartered clubs, formed partnerships; and promoted the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) through social media and radio. I strongly support the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) platform to promote the principles upon which our nation and our state were founded: freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and accountability; I take the RPOF loyalty oath seriously.”

“My qualifications extend well beyond my political experience through extensive accomplishments in my professional and community involvement. The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) will greatly benefit from my wisdom, guidance and leadership as Chairman of the RPOF State Committeeman/State Committeewomen Caucus.”

“I encourage you to diligently review my executive profile and make an informed decision, you will not regret. I appreciate your consideration!

Executive Profile

During the past 30 years, beginning in 1992 as a family teacher (house parent) with Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, I have dedicated my life providing positive change, inspiring the lives of others as a foster parent, adoptive parent, educator, counselor and child welfare executive and administrator. I have a hands-on, can do attitude with a strong work ethic that believes in going above and beyond. I believe that Meaningful Relationships are the key factor in building and maintaining attachment and bonding between children and their parents, preventing the disruption of families as well as Educational Success.

Professional Experience

Dr. Ed Shoemaker, PhD (Psychology), LMHC, QS, TF-CBT is a National Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Adoption Competency Trained Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of professional experience working with “at-risk” children and families.

Dr. Shoemaker is Founder, President and CEO OF Mr. Ed’s Circle of

Inc. established in 2006 for the purpose of adoption advocacy, awareness, and therapeutic support services: creating family-based, strengths-based treatment programs and therapeutic support services to adoptive parents as an alternative to group home or institutional care for children and youth, promoting healthy relationships working in collaboration with adoption

agencies, church leaders, ministry partners and the community.

In addition, Mr. Ed’s Circle of Trust Inc. provides therapeutic support services to students and adults with disabilities and for the purpose of family preservation and reunification.

Over the past 30 years, many “at-risk” children and families have improved their lives through the therapeutic support and services provided by Dr. Ed Shoemaker; “Improving the Lives of Others through Meaningful Relationships.”

Community Focused

Dr. Shoemaker is also active in the community; presently serving as Chair of the Medulla Elementary School Advisory Committee (Lakeland, Florida), Chair of the Polk County Housing Authority, President of the Rotary Club of Lakeland Sunrise, and member of the Personnel Committee of Medulla Baptist Church.



  • 2022 Defend Freedom Event, Polk County
  • 2022 Lead, Polk County School Board elections, Polk REC
  • 2020 Co-Ordinator, God and Country Rally, Faith Based Republican Club of
  • West Polk
  • 2020 Elected Delegate (CD15) to RNC Convention
  • 2018 US House Congressional District 15 Candidate
  • 2016 Polk County School Board Candidate
  • 2017-2020 Alternate Chair, RPOF Congressional District 15 Caucus,


  • 2012-present, member Medulla Elementary School Advisory Committee
  • 2020 Consultant, Children’s book titled “Freddy the Foster Frog Finds a Friendly Family”
  • 2019-2021 Advisory Board, Community Partnership Schools, UCF
  • 2017-2021 Advisory Board, Children’s Homes Society of Greater Lakeland
  • 2017-2018 Board of Directors, Learning Resource Center of Polk
  • 2017-2018 Co-Chair, Community Partnership School Model Initiative, Polk


  • 2016-2018 Lead Advocate, Community Partnership School Model, Polk County
  • 2014-2016, Chair, Polk County District Advisory Council Executive Board
  • 2011 Nominee, Irene Sullivan Adoption Advocacy Award (Pinellas County)


  • 2021 Inducted, National Society of Leadership and Success, Northcentral


  • 2018 Nominated, Alumni of the Year, Northcentral University
  • 2016 Doctorate degree (Psychology), Northcentral University
  • 2001 Master of Art’s degree (Biblical Counseling), Trinity Bible College & Seminary
  • 1994 Bachelor of Art’s degree (Psychology), The Union Institute

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